Research Projects

Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Challenging the notion that fully automated health tracking tech is better for users, particularly older adults and surgical patients, since minimal personal tracking engagement is needed. This project examines semi-automated tracking, testing the hypothesis that some self-monitoring results in greater awareness of one's own health and data and better health/behavior outcomes.
Principal Investigator: Eun Kyoung Choe
Funder: National Science Foundation
Pushing the boundaries of how personal tracking devices, such as smart watches, can better support older adults---by identifying what health/activities data would be most useful for older adults if tracked, how to collect/track this data, and utilizing this information to develop a new personalized, multimodal activity tracker.
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden
Funder: US Dept of Education
A Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII) was made to change any devices’ interfaces for people who cannot use technologies due to barriers caused by their level of disability, literacy, and/or digital literacy.
Principal Investigator: Gregg Vanderheiden, J. Bern Jordan, Hernisa Kacorri, Amanda Lazar, Jonathan Lazar
Funder: HHS / ACL / National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research
Funder: Other
Ensuring that existing information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions for people with disabilities are known, effective, findable, more affordable, and available on every computer or digital technology platform; and exploring the emerging next-next-generation interface technologies for which there are no effective accessibility guidelines or standards, and problem-solving in advance of these technologies.
Principal Investigator: Kenneth W. Heger
Funder: USDOI National Park Service
Collaborating with the National Park Service to create an internship program in which students learn about existing archival resources as well as assist in developing and implementing a strategy to locate, identify, and survey archival records throughout National Capital Region parks.
Principal Investigator: Jessica Vitak, Tamara Clegg
Funder: National Science Foundation
Promoting elementary school children's privacy/cybersecurity learning across the two contexts where they spend most of their time, home and school, through the creation of curriculum and related educational materials tailored to grade level.